Archbishop Runcie CE (VA) First School, Christon Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1US

Support Assistant Level 3 - EYFS

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time - term time plus specified days

£21,575 – £22,777 per annum pro rata, actual £17,347 - £18,314 per annum

This is a Voluntary Aided School; the employer will be the Governing body of the School.

Archbishop Runcie Church of England (VA) First School

Christon Road


Newcastle upon Tyne


Tel: 0191 285 2663

35 hours per week (8.30 am - 4.00 pm Monday to Friday), term time plus 3 training days as confirmed by the school

Required for 13 March 2023 or sooner

The Governors of Archbishop Runcie Church of England VA First School wish to appoint a Support Assistant Level 3 - EYFS.

We are a welcoming church school with happy, highly motivated children. Parents are highly engaged with the school’s work. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a genuinely loving and caring school. We are looking for staff who care deeply and are passionate for children and their learning, who can build very strong relationships with pupils and their families, and who are willing to go the extra mile to make a difference to our local community.

As a small school, we work very closely together so being a ‘team player’ is essential and an open and honest approach is vital. This post will be to work within the first school age range.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of our EYFS team to support children within the provision as well and deliver small group sessions and pre-teaching and post-teaching support as well as delivering daily phonics. It will be an opportunity to play a full part in the continued development of our vision for all our children to become confident, secure, caring individuals who flourish through our ambitious and creative curriculum.

It would be advantageous to have experience of teaching Read, Write Inc Phonics as well as have had paediatric first aider training (or be willing to undertake this training).

This post is suitable for experienced Teaching Assistants and/or someone with a good level of qualification. The postholder will be expected to be flexible and work additional hours to meet the needs of the school where required.

The successful candidate will set high standards for themselves, the school and our children. S/he will have a positive outlook and will be excited at the prospect of working as part of a small team where everyone “mucks in”.

The successful candidates will:

* have experience of supporting learning within the first school age range, including EYFS

* have a passion for creating a purposeful learning environment

* have experience of delivering group learning sessions, including phonics

* have successful, recent experience of supporting teaching and assessing learning

* work positively with parents and families and be willing to participate in all aspects of school life

* have high expectations of children's achievements and behaviour

* be flexible and work collaboratively and successfully as team members

* support the vision and Christian ethos of the school

* be innovative, creative and imaginative

Application packs can be downloaded from the school website Completed applications should be accompanied by a covering letter and sent electronically FAO Mrs Massey, Head Teacher, via email ( CVs will not be accepted.

Archbishop Runcie CE (VA) First School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; we expect all staff and volunteers to share this firm commitment. As such, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken alongside other relevant employment checks deemed appropriate.

The deadline for applications is Monday 13th February 2023. Longlisted candidates will be asked to submit a short recorded task. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to undertake a range of tasks and a formal interview later that week.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age. We look forward to receiving your applications.


Closing date:

13 February 2023

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